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Filmless System Puts X-Ray Images On The Web

...ystem allows rapid access to diagnostic images and accelerates the speed of medical consultations and diagnoses. As soon as an X-ray or other image istaken, it is available on the system. Radiologists can change the view, zoom inor enhance the image. "We will be able to read scans within minutes and ca...

Fructose Consumption May Accelerate Aging: Skin's Elasticity And Softness May Be Affected

...hat excessive consumptionof fructose, a sweetener, accelerates processes related to aging. Dr. MosheWerman and Boaz Levi of the Faculty of Food Engineering and Biotechnologypublished their findings in the September 1998 Journal of Nutrition. Fructose, which occurs naturally in honey and sweet fruits, is pro...

Wake Forest's largest study will examine whether weight control can slow hardening of the arteries in diabetics

... Wagenknecht said that the reasons why diabetes accelerates the risk ofheart disease are not fully understood. One explanation is that diabetics have anumber of adverse risk factors including obesity. "This study could have animportant impact on the 15 million diabetics in the United States, nearly halfof who...

More bad news for cocaine users: Drug can triple risk of aneurysm

...ts that cocaine use causes blood vessel damage and accelerates atherosclerosis," says Satran. "Furthermore, we do not believe this damage is reversible." Co-authors were Bradley A. Bart, M.D.; M. Bilal Murad, M.D., and Timothy D. Henry, M.D....

Diabetics at greatest risk of complications after re-opening arteries

... great public health significance because diabetes accelerates the development of heart and blood vessel disease. While diabetics make up only about 5 percent of the general population, they account for 15 to 25 percent of the candidates for PTCA or coronary artery bypass graft surgery, Van Belle says. More t...

Buck researcher awarded Brookdale Fellowship

...into sub-specialties, that is a "unique skill that accelerates scientific advances," Dr. Lithgow said. "Matt is an embodiment of the spirit of the Buck Institute, which encourages collaboration across disciplines." With Dr. Gills award, the Buck Institute now has two Brookdale fellows on its staff. Associate Pr...

Alcohol may hasten the progression of cancer

...ake. It is commonly thought that this weight loss accelerates the progression of the cancer and shortens survival. The weight loss for cancer patients is in body protein as well as body fat. However, the interesting thing about the loss of body weight in our study is that it was from fat, not protein." "Altho...

Cipro, related antibiotics over-prescribed, fueling microbe resistance

...t be chosen. Prescribing the broader-spectrum drug accelerates development of bacterial resistance to the antibiotics, Guglielmo said. The E. coli bacterium is the most common cause of bladder infections, and Cipro and related fluoroquinolones are the most widely used and recommended antibiotic to treat these in...

$2 million federal grant to study cancer drug action

...h the private sector. ATP's early stage investment accelerates the development of innovative technologies that promise significant commercial payoffs....

High blood pressure does not accelerate age-related cognitive decline

... model, which holds that increasing blood pressure accelerates the decline in intelligence tasks," Madden said. "Our analysis of response times found that a decline in the high blood pressure group was only evident for the middle-aged group, but not for the youngest or oldest participants." Additionally, the tea...

Air pollution increases risk of death from heart disease more than respiratory disease

...findings that air pollution provokes inflammation, accelerates atherosclerosis, and alters cardiac function," said lead author C. Arden Pope III, Ph.D., an epidemiologist at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. "We might be able to reduce the underlying processes of some cardiovascular disease just by reduc...

Mayo Clinic discovers important clue to new treatments for lymphoma, breast and colon cancers

...e two conditions are present, lymphoma development accelerates in mice. Discover that two compounds -- Cyclin E and Skp2 -- control p27Kip1 levels. "We not only found the tumor suppressor, we also showed what other gene defects need to occur in the same cell for cancer to progress," says Dr. van Deursen....

Elevated rates of trauma may put urban American Indian women at increased risk for contracting HIV

...t highest risk for assault in our society and this accelerates their risk for adverse health consequences," said Simoni, a UW associate professor of psychology. She noted that the rate for assault against these women is 30 percent higher than it is for black males, the group with the second-highest assault vict...

Youki spray curbs spread of superbug MRSA

...e past. The future is in a spray called Youki that accelerates the healing process. A new treatment system is eff...ressings you're not disturbing the wound and Youki accelerates the healing process and minimizes scarring. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the...

Weight loss may be an early sign of dementia in the elderly

...re the onset of the definite dementia symptoms and accelerates by the time of the diagnosis, according to a study in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Weight loss in old age is common and may be related to various diseases, according to background information in the a...

Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk

... thromboxane or TxA2, this time produced by COX-1 accelerates atherosclerosis. Indeed, they showed a drug that blocks TxA2 slowed this process at its early stages, although it seemed ineffective once atherosclerosis was well established. "This is of particular interest, as low-dose aspirin prevents heart attack...

Aloe vera: Natural, home remedy treats canker and cold sores

...ested in this inexpensive alternative." Aloe vera accelerates healing and reduces pain associated with canker sores, which are blisters on the lips or mouth. Aloe vera does not have a bad taste or sting when applied. The journal article, written by Richard L. Wynn, PhD, mentions a study done on a patient with l...

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